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File #: Int 0464-2014    Version: Name: Dept of Correction promoting absentee voting among jailed individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 8/21/2014
Enactment date: 11/16/2016 Law number: 2016/138
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the department of correction promoting absentee voting among jailed individuals
Sponsors: Ruben Wills, Inez D. Barron, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, I. Daneek Miller, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: Int. No. 464 would require the city Department of Correction (DOC) to implement a program to assist eligible jailed individuals to vote by absentee ballot. Specifically, it directs DOC to administer a program that offers absentee ballot applications to eligible individuals and a means to complete the applications. After the applications have been submitted and DOC receives the requested absentee ballots, the agency is to distribute the ballots and provide assistance in completing them upon request. DOC is also required to transmit completed applications and ballots to the New York City Board of Elections, if requested by the applicable inmate.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 464, 3. Int. No. 464 - 8/21/14, 4. Committee Report 10/1/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/1/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/1/15, 7. Committee Report 10/26/16, 8. Hearing Testimony 10/26/16, 9. Hearing Transcript 10/26/16, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Int. No. 464-A (FINAL), 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-27-16, 14. Local Law 138, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 27, 2016
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11/17/2016ARuben Wills City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016ARuben Wills Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016ARuben Wills Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2016ARuben Wills City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2016ARuben Wills City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Ruben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Ruben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Ruben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016ARuben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/2015*Ruben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/2015*Ruben Wills Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Ruben Wills City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Ruben Wills City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 464-A

 

By Council Members Wills, Barron, Mendez, Rodriguez, Miller, Menchaca, Kallos, Rosenthal, Lander, Van Bramer, Levin and Williams

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the department of correction promoting absentee voting among jailed individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 1057-a of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:

9. In addition to the other requirements of this section, the department of correction shall implement and administer a program of distribution and submission of absentee ballot applications, and subsequently received absentee ballots, for eligible inmates. Such department shall offer, to all inmates who are registered to vote, absentee ballot applications, and a means to complete them, during the period from sixty days prior to any primary, special, or general election in the city of New York until two weeks prior to any such election. Such department shall subsequently provide any absentee ballot received from the board of elections in response to any such application to the applicable inmate, as well as a means to complete it. Such department shall provide assistance to any such inmate in filling out such application or ballot upon request. Such department shall, not later than five days after receipt, transmit such completed applications and ballots from any inmate who wishes to have them transmitted to the board of elections for the city of New York. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply in any specific instance in which the department deems it unsafe to comply therewith.

§2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS 1806/2014

10/19/16